The Yankees have offered the bench coach job to Joe Girardi, if Willie Randolph gets the Mets Managerial gig.

If Willie doesn't get the job, the Yankees want Girardi to be the bullpen coach in 2005, with an eye on the bench coach job in the future.

BTW, Jack McKeon has a standing offer for Joe to be the bench coach of the Marlins.

Personally, I hope the Yankees can get Girardi on board.

He is PRECISELY the kind of coach they need. Young, understands today's players, since he played with and against many of them, and a link to the recent championship teams.

Great baseball mind, and a guy who has a bright future. I would like to see the Yankees tap that mind, as opposed to some other team.